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Juvenile Rehabilitation | Juvenile Defense Attorney

Why is my teenager being charged in adult court? As an Arizona juvenile defense attorney with experience as a juvenile judge pro tem, I hear this question on a regular basis. Somewhere deep in our minds, we all know that it...more

DUI MVD Ignition Interlock | DUI Defense Attorney

When you are charged with DUI, you face two complex legal battles. The first is with the criminal courts and involves the harsh reality of mandatory jail time and thousands of dollars in fines, assessments and jail costs. The...more

Infant Left Alone in the Car | Child Abuse Defense Attorney

Don’t Ever Leave Any Infant Alone in the Car. I have been a child abuse defense attorney in Maricopa County for more than twenty five years. Every fall and winter, when the temperature drops below 80 degrees, I get a...more

2/22/2017  /  Child Abuse , Criminal Negligence

DUI Defense Lawyer | DUI For a Busted Tail light?

How can they charge me with DUI when I was stopped for a busted tail light? Before becoming an Arizona DUI defense lawyer, I was a police officer for several years and received specialized training in DUI enforcement....more

Marijuana Defense Attorney | Does the Odor of Marijuana Justify Probable Cause for a Search?

Can a cop search my home or vehicle without consent just because he smells marijuana? This question is one I field on a regular basis as new clients seek out an experienced marijuana defense attorney. “After all,” the...more

DUI Driver’s License Suspension Changes | DUI Defense Attorney

Arizona Finally Removes Driver License Disparity in Misdemeanor DUI Cases - As a former police officer turned DUI defense attorney, I have represented numerous misdemeanor and felony DUI clients in every county in...more

Arizona’s Affirmative DUI Defense for Medical Marijuana Patients

As an experienced Arizona DUI defense attorney, I have defended numerous individuals who have been charged with violating the DUI statutes because marijuana or an active metabolite was found in their blood. While the Arizona...more

Shoplifting & Employee Theft | Criminal Defense Attorney

Do the Courts Care if My Kid is a Klepto? (Shoplifting & Employee Theft) As an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney, I have learned that certain crimes tend to occur with more frequency during the holiday...more

4/4/2016  /  Retailers , Shoplifting

Domestic Violence Liability | Criminal Defense Attorney

Civil Liability to a Landlord for Acts of Domestic Violence. There are many civil sanctions and prohibitions that can result from an Arizona criminal conviction. As a seasoned Arizona criminal defense attorney, I...more

Traffic Ticket Attorney | Trapped by Old Traffic Fines?

I am a seasoned traffic ticket attorney and everyone needs to know that many years ago, the Arizona legislature decriminalized most traffic offenses. While DUI, Driving on a Suspended License, Reckless Driving and Hit & Run...more

10/5/2015  /  Traffic Laws

DUI Marijuana Defense – Can I Get a Conviction Overturned?

As an Arizona DUI marijuana defense attorney, I have fielded numerous inquiries from individuals seeking to have their old DUI – marijuana convictions overturned, set aside or expunged....more

9/25/2015  /  DUI , Marijuana

DUI Defense Attorney | What If I Don’t Trust the Cops’ Breath or Blood Test?

After twenty-five years as an Arizona DUI defense attorney, I can safely say that my DUI clients have a universal distrust of police breath machines and governmental sample tests. What I cannot figure out is why this massive...more

Traffic Defense Attorney | How Often Can I Go to Defensive Driving School?

As an Arizona traffic defense attorney, I receive dozens of calls each month from good people who just happen to be on the wrong end of a traffic ticket. Many of these citations are civil in nature and carry no possibility of...more

Arizona’s Revenge Porn Law Remains on Indefinite Hold

Earlier this year, the Arizona Legislature made major revisions to Arizona’s revenge porn law, Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-1425. Arizona is neither the first nor the only state to prohibit the unauthorized disclosure...more

Criminal Defense for Burlgary

And To Think the “Hamburglar” Looks So Harmless - As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona I have found that modern burglary statutes are some of the least-understood crimes on the books. Potential clients commonly ask...more

Does Arizona Have a Revenge Porn Law?

Modern technology has given birth to a host of crimes that did not exist just a decade ago. Revenge porn is one of those crimes. As an Arizona revenge porn criminal defense attorney, I am consistently asked whether or not...more

In Criminal Defense Can We Ever Trust An Anonymous Tip?

As a seasoned Arizona criminal defense attorney, I have learned that deceit often lurks behind anonymity. I think Fezzik said it best in the movie, The Princess Bride, when he told Inigo Montoya to be careful in his dealings...more

3/24/2015  /  Anonymity , Criminal Defense

DUI Criminal Defense and The Blood-Breath Partition Ratio

Arizona law states that “alcohol in the breath does not cause impairment; impairment results when alcohol enters the body, is absorbed into the bloodstream, and is transported to the central nervous system.” Guthrie v. Jones,...more

1/27/2015  /  Criminal Defense , Drunk Driving

Medical Marijuana Authorized for All Probationers #Marijuana-Attorney

In a case of first impression, Division 2 of the Arizona Court of Appeals recently decided that a person on probation could use medical marijuana so long as that use was compliant with the guidelines established by the...more

10/9/2014  /  Medical Marijuana , Probation

Can the Police Look at My Cell Phone Without a Warrant? #CriminalDefenseAttorney

For the past century, the United States Supreme Court has given the police the right to search (without a warrant) a person who has been legally arrested. See Weeks v. United States, 232 U.S. 383, 392 (1914). Unfortunately,...more

Mile-High Marijuana for Arizonans #CriminalDefenseAttorney

As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, I was paying particularly close attention on January 1, 2014, when Colorado became the first state in the Union to permit the legal use of recreational marijuana. In amending their...more

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney – How Can I be Guilty of DUI Drugs if I Possess a Medical Marijuana Card?

As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, I am consistently meeting people who are downright distraught and confused to have been charged with DUI Drugs (sometimes referred to as “drugged driving”) when the only drug they...more

8/29/2014  /  Drunk Driving , DUI , Medical Marijuana

DUI Attorneys Wonder Are the Eyes the Mirror of a DUI Soul? #ArizonaDUIAttorney

As an Arizona DUI attorney, my clients are often puzzled by the arresting officer’s request to gaze deep into their eyes. After all, this is Arizona. “Blood shot and watery” eyes can be simply a sign of allergy season....more

7/29/2014  /  DUI , Field Sobriety Tests

In Criminal Defense Victim Restitution is Not Punishment, but it Sure Feels Like it! #CriminalAttorney

ne of the fundamental principles of our criminal justice system is that one person should never be punished for the misdeeds of another. As a result, if an eighteen-year-old gets drunk and smashes several car windows with a...more

7/17/2014  /  Criminal Defense , Restitution

Can Prosecutors Prohibit Legal Medication? #CriminalDefense

Whenever an individual is placed on supervised felony probation, his or her probation terms are always set out in writing. Although the wording varies slightly from county to county, without fail, there is always a specific...more

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